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BMWguy206
09-07-2010, 8:42 PM
I have a Glock 35 and for sometime now the skin on the joint of my middle finger has been rubbing against the lower back part of the trigger guard causing some slight discomfort. The skin will turn pink/red and appear to be bruised. Right now it's normal skin color but the skin in that area has become thick and not sure if it's callus.

My question is how do I remedy this? I tried 2 different hand grips and it still rubs. I don't have large hands so should I do the following:

a) Send the frame out for a grip reduction and round the trigger guard for about $175.00.

b) Sell the gun and get something else like a 1911

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=67954&d=1283917194

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=67953&d=1283917175

Grumpyoldretiredcop
09-07-2010, 9:00 PM
Buy a box of Band-Aids - cheap, easy solution. You would not be the first person to do it, either. Put the pad portion of the Band-Aid over the area that is being abraded, then go shoot.

HighLander51
09-07-2010, 9:01 PM
Pretty much normal for a Glock with the proper grip. You will get used to it after 50,000 rounds, or so... I have a kinda of permanent dent there, but never thought about it until this post.

Try smoothing out the mold line with sand paper, not too much, just enough to blend out the line. You can see from Sevigney's grip how much pressure is on that part of your finger, it will conform to the grip eventually.

$P-Ritch$
09-07-2010, 9:10 PM
You'll eventually get a callus there and not notice it after a while. I remember I used to have the same issue with my Glock and now it seems like a distant memory.

If you're really gutsy, you could do what i did to fix your grips. Take a dremel tool, soldering iron, sand paper, and whatever else tickles your fancy to get that block of plastic the way you like it. However, if you botch it that is a ~$500 mistake. Never said it wasn't a gamble...

OneSevenDeuce
09-07-2010, 9:22 PM
Among some it is known as "the mark".

BMWguy206
09-07-2010, 9:26 PM
Wow thanks for the info. guys. I never knew that it was considered normal and thought it was due to my hand size. I've been shooting the Glock 35 since March but the problem didn't start happening till this past May.

I'll probably try the "band-aid" or tape first. I am hesitant in doing a grip reduction because I think it might lower the resale value of the gun if I ever decide to sell it.

Shenaniguns
09-07-2010, 9:36 PM
It's calld Glock knuckle, you could undercut the trigger guard to help keep it from happening.

Greg-Dawg
09-07-2010, 9:49 PM
Just sand down the trigger guard area where your joint makes contact. Easy fix.

Vbp6us
09-07-2010, 11:01 PM
Eh, not looking forward to this but we'll see how it plays out for me when my gun arrives.

stphnman20
09-07-2010, 11:06 PM
I'm assuming you haven't been shooting the Glock for the long huh.. Well after a few more rounds down the barrel, it'll go away. Makes you have man hands!

Knauga
09-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Get an M&P... it's like a Glock, only ergonomic! :D

VTRweasel
09-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Or...

http://www.jdcopelandsupply.com/images/MXF.jpg

XL650
09-07-2010, 11:16 PM
I have a 21 that does the same thing. Shoot and/or buy something else until they come out with the adjustable "backstraps" like sig, M&P and the storm.

Turo
09-07-2010, 11:18 PM
could you take a picture of that part of your gun? the mold line of my 27 is nearly invisible and I can't really even feel it. if yours has too much flashing between halves, you should be able to sand it down very lightly.

fsx
09-07-2010, 11:28 PM
I don't have that problem with my glock 19, am i doing it wrong? I have a very deep grip, and the thumb of my support hand is right behind the tatical rail when shooting.

XL650
09-07-2010, 11:33 PM
I heard that Glock "Generation 4" would have adjustable backstraps, but, not in the repulik of Cali! Apparently Glock 17 and 22 to start.

OneSevenDeuce
09-08-2010, 7:56 AM
Eh, not looking forward to this but we'll see how it plays out for me when my gun arrives.

It doesn't happen to everyone. Didn't happen to me.

Corbin Dallas
09-08-2010, 8:07 AM
You'll eventually get a callus there and not notice it after a while. I remember I used to have the same issue with my Glock and now it seems like a distant memory.


Yep. All glock shooters have this.

VictorFranko
09-08-2010, 8:08 AM
I have no problem with this.

OneSevenDeuce
09-08-2010, 8:08 AM
Yep. All glock shooters have this.

Not all.

bak
09-08-2010, 10:05 AM
Glock Bump

Corbin Dallas
09-08-2010, 10:47 AM
Not all.

Then you're doing it wrong...

pinwheels
09-08-2010, 12:04 PM
Let the callus form. 100-200 rds/week and you should be good in a month. Mine doesn't bother me at all anymore.

You can sand (or use scotchbrite) to shape the right rear part of the trigger guard, but that will make it ineligible for use in GSSF matches (if you care).